R.I.P.

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Alan Rickman (1946-2016)

The hits keep on coming. Just days after David Bowie died of cancer at 69, Alan Rickman has also passed away of cancer at 69. Rickman was in a ton of classics, but I'll always be partial to his role as Hans Gruber in Die Hard. In my mind, he's not really dead; he's sitting on a beach, earning 20%.

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David Bowie (1947-2016)

Well this week's off to a shitty start. David Bowie just died. He was 69. His son Duncan Jones posted a statement on Facebook:
David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief.
"If you're ever sad, just remember the world is 4.543 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie." - random guy on twitter


Kristin Cavallari's brother found dead

Two weeks ago, Kristin Cavallari's brother Michael's car was found abandoned with its engine running five miles down a dirt road in the Utah desert. He's been missing ever since. You see where this is heading. They found his body today. From the Grand County Sheriff's Office:
At approximately 10:30 a.m. search crews located remains believed to be that of Michael Cavallari. At this time, the body is being transported to the Office of the Utah Medical Examiner for positive identification and to determine the cause of death. The search crews were searching the Salt Wash area, near exit 175 on I-70 in Grand County. The terrain where the body was located is a steep and very rocky area.
Condolences to the Cavallari family. As is customary with these always-difficult-to-write-about death posts, please enjoy this picture of a dog wearing a suit. Dogs aren't suppose to wear suits!!!

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*5 Kristin Cavallari pictures total in the gallery:

  • Kristin Cavallari Brother 1
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  • Kristin Cavallari Brother 5

Bobbi Kristina Brown dead at 22

Bobbi Kristina Brown is dead. After being found in her home face-down in a bathtub, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown finally passed away yesterday in Georgia after six months in a coma. I have a funny feeling this is the last we'll ever hear about this. Her relatives just seem to have a quiet dignity about them.

*10 Bobbi Kristina pictures total in the gallery:

  • Bobbi Kristina Dead 1
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R.I.P. Diem Brown (1981-2014)

If you used to watch as much Real World/Road Rules Challenge as I did, you're probably familiar with the story of Diem Brown. First diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 23, beat it twice, only to be diagnosed with colon cancer earlier this year. She passed away earlier this morning in New York. Mama June can keep fucking child molesters, but hot 32-year-olds are dying after 9-year-cancer battles. Life ain't fair.

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Joan Rivers is really dead this time. A week after suffering cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery, she passed away at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York yesterday afternoon. This is shocking and unexpected any way you look at it. Sure her heart was 81, but most of the rest of her was so young.


Robin McLaurin Williams - July 21, 1951-August 11, 2014
 
NOTE: As I mentioned before, I'm currently on my honeymoon. I had meant to write something up earlier about Robin Williams, but 15-hour flights, jet lag, and spotty hotel wifi tend to throw a wrench into things. After Robin's death, Carlos, who wrote for Celebslam for a few years, emailed me, wanting to make sure that, rather than his more mainstream roles, I mentioned Robin's cult brilliance in Death to Smoochie. I figured he could do a better job than me. Take it away, Carlos:

I suppose you've all heard the news that the great Robin Williams took his own life on Monday. Look, I can go over the long list of his successes, but that's what every other website is doing. Let's talk about one of his less successful movies, shall we? Back in 2002, Warner Brothers released Death To Smoochie, with an all-star cast that included Edward Norton, Katherine Keener, Danny Devito, etc., and it was a complete flop of a movie. It made no money, was panned by critics, and it earned Robin Williams one of those stupid Razzie awards. Fast forward to 2014 and we see that this movie gained a substantial cult following. Why? Well, for starters, dark comedies weren't nearly as hip as they are today. Secondly,  the reason why this movie has gained fans over the years is because Robin Williams was on fire and pretty much stole the damn thing. For some odd reason, bashing a Robin Williams project had become the "cool thing to do," but today there's no way a fair-minded person could say that he wasn't hysterically funny in his roll as Rainbow Randolph. Hey, if Smoochie was release today, "I'm Rainbow fucking Randolph!" would be one of those lines that would get quoted on Twitter incessantly. The label "genius" gets thrown around a bit too easily these days, but I'll go ahead and agree with everyone and say that Mr. Williams deserved that title. It's too bad that only after this tragic loss, we will now look at his work honestly and see that even when he was "bad," Robin Williams was funnier, more talented, and way ahead of any curve you could ever put in front of him.

Rest easy, brother. You earned it.

*10 Robin Williams pictures total in the gallery:

  • Robin Williams RIP 1
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  • Robin Williams RIP 3
  • Robin Williams RIP 4
  • Robin Williams RIP 5
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's body being removed from his apartment

The only reason Peyton Manning didn't have the worst day yesterday is because Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Greenwich Village apartment with a heroin needle sticking out of his left arm. A source tells Radar that the actor was spending $10k a month on the stuff in recent months:
"He was what we call a heavy 'red liner.' That means he liked to shoot [heroin] with a needle, but he also sniffed it daily. And he was majorly hooked on Oxy, too. Heroin is one of the cheaper drugs, but Hoff wasn't buying the cheap stuff. Still, to be spending 10 grand, he was using hard."
Predictably, most of Hollywood is in shock over his death, but let's face it. Philip was an overweight, 46-year-old man shooting up five-digits-worth of heroin a month. His car didn't hit a tree.

And now, to lighten the mood around here, here's a dog in a hat. Dogs aren't supposed to wear hats!

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*5 pictures total in the gallery:

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead 1
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  • Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead 5
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Paul Walker dies in a car accident

HOLY SHIT PAUL WALKER JUST DIED IN A CAR ACCIDENT! Lost control of his Porsche GT in Santa Clarita (a city just north of L.A.) and slammed into a post or tree. Details are a bit sketchy, but according to TMZ, Paul and a passenger in his car were killed. Holy fucking shit this is sad. He was just 40. More to follow....

UPDATE (7:25PST)
: Paul's rep just confirmed his death on his Facebook:
It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. - #TeamPW
More pics from the accident:

Paul Walker Accident Scene

Paul Walker Car Crash Pictures

The car before the accident:

Paul Walker Car Before


Cory Monteith and Lea Michele in Beverly Hills earlier this year

Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room at The Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver late Saturday. He was just 31. Monteith's girlfriend, fellow Glee star Lea Michele, is said to be inconsolable. Police haven't ruled a cause of death, but in April Monteith entered rehab a second time for substance abuse issues, so a tragic skateboarding accident is looking highly unlikely.

R.I.P. Cory

UPDATE (7/16): Cory Monteth's cause of death has been determined. According to Canadian authorities, a lethal combination of sunshine and lollipops killed the Glee star --oops, I meant heroin and alcohol. Definitely heroin and alcohol.

*10 Cory Monteith and Lea Michele pictures total in the gallery:

  • Cory Monteith Found Dead 1
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